Lucrezia
Composer: William Bolcom
Librettist: Mark Campbell
Librettist Bio: Mark Campbell is one of the most in-demand and prolific librettists in the world. Of the 15 plus operas he has written, his most-known work is Silent Night, which received the 2012 Pulitzer for Music. Since its premiere at Minnesota Opera, the work has been broadcast on PBS' Great Performances and produced by many opera companies across the country. Mark's other successful operas are Later the Same Evening, Volpone, Bastianello/Lucrezia, As One, The Manchurian Candidate and, most recently, The Shining.

Campbell has received many prestigious prizes, including a Grammy nomination, the first Kleban Foundation Award for Lyricist, two Richard Rodgers Awards, a Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, a NYFA Playwriting Fellowship and the first Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize.

Campbell also mentors future generations of writers through such organizations as American Opera Projects, American Lyric Theatrer, the University of Colorado's New Opera Workshop and Opera Philadelphia's Composer in Residence program.

He is premiering five new operas in 2017: Dinner at Eight for Minnesota Opera, Some Light Emerges for Houston Grand Opera, The Nefarious, Immoral Enterprise of Messrs. Burke & Hare for Boston Lyric Opera, Elizabeth Cree for Opera Philadelphia and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs for The Santa Fe Opera.
Other Artistic Personnel: Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
Original Cast: Lisa Vroman, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
Patrick Mason, baritone
Matt Boehler, bass
Premiere Date: March 11, 2008
Producing Company: New York Festival of Song
Description: Finally, an opera heroine who is not neurotic about sex! Machiavelli’s tale of fraud for personal gain is re-told by Mark Campbell from the woman’s point of view, and Lucrezia becomes a heroine who is very much in control of her destiny. Deceptions may abound, but it is all to everyone’s satisfaction in the end.
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Character List (Major): soprano
mezzo-soprano
tenor
baritone
bass
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: No chorus
Orchestration: 2 pf
Contact: Theodore Presser Company
Address: 588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Composer Web Site: http://wbolcom.accelhost.com/
Publisher Web Site: http://www.ebmarks.com/
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